Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
NOLACity Bark will host its second "101 Donations" fundraiser at the Pavillion of the Two Sisters in City Park. Our goal is to raise $60,000 to be used for the installation of lights and irrigation.
Our adorable Dalmatian wooden cut-out dogs will once again be for sale and hung on the fence to show your support for the dog park.
Mark your calendar for an evening of food, drink, music and a fantastic auction.
If you would like to help with a committee-auction, food, decorating, etc, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The LA/SPCA is excited to launch a new public art celebration. Modeled after many successful New Orleans public art projects in recent years including: A Streetcar Named Inspire and Festival of Fins, this project will feature the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® (design and mold donated byHaydel’s Bakery).This iconic symbol of New Orleans' favorite holiday expresses the LA/SPCA's mission to advocate for the animals in this region. Paws on Parade will be rolling through the streets of New Orleans in 2012 from Mardi Gras through the summer.
What is a Mardi Gras Bead Dog®?
A tradition among generations of New Orleanians, children create Bead Dogs from discarded Mardi Gras throws. A few twists and turns transform a necklace of beads into a fun trinket to enjoy. Haydel’s Bakery adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® as their mascot and has graciously donated the sculpture’s mold to promote the LA/SPCA’s
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
For Immediate Release:
What: Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House and LA/SPCA at the Grand Opening party for The Rock n Roll Café
When: April 15th, 16th, and 17th
Who: Music lovers, local band members, celebrities, politicians, the media, and anyone who wants to have a great time while supporting 2 great causes!
Where: 3401 N. Hullen, Metairie, LA 70002
JOIN us for the Grand Opening Weekend Bash of the new Rock N Roll Café with radio icon Scoot in the Morning, while helping out the Ronald McDonald House (a place where families of out-of-town hospitalized children can stay for a very low cost) and LA/SPCA (a private non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering). The Rock n Roll Café is an all age’s venue, with a full menu and bar that caters to what New Orleans does best – celebrate music! A percentage of sales from the opening weekend as well as donations at the door will be given to both charities. In addition, representatives from each will be at The Rock n Roll Café to provide information to interested parties and raise awareness of their mission.
The grand opening weekend will consist of live music all three days – Ukulele Jake and Grunge Factory on Friday from 6-10, The Beachhouse Allstars 7:30-9 on Saturday, and Flashback and Eight OH 7 from 5-9 on Sunday. All of the bands will be doing unplugged, acoustic shows, which are a rarity, and gives the bands a chance to show off their skills and do something different from their routine shows.
New Orleans’ own “Scoot in the Morning”, is the iconic radio personality behind this whole concept. When Scoot in the Morning moved back to New Orleans recently, he had the idea of recognizing and celebrating local bands. The Rock n Roll Café features well- known local bands playing acoustic/light electric shows on Wednesday nights at 8pm. In addition, there will be another night in which teens and younger children can showcase their musical skills in a safe, all ages venue. Various other attractions and events that are nowhere to be found in New Orleans will be held at The Rock n Roll Café throughout the coming year.
Memorabilia from local bands will adorn the walls. Currently there are items from The Molly Ringwalds, Cowboy Mouth, The Topcats, Bag of Donuts, and 5 Finger Discount, just to name a few. The Rock n Roll Café is set to become THE place for local bands, fans, and others who are just looking to hang out in a place that is like no other!
The Rock N Roll Café will be the late-night spot for food and beverages AFTER bands finish shows on Friday and Saturday nights.
Please join us for the Grand Opening Weekend of The Rock n Roll Café, while supporting two great causes, on April 15, 16 and 17th. Scoot in the Morning is available for interviews and can be reached at (504) 617-0584 or through Ashley Belding at (504) 232-9242.
Lori A. Haeuser